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Lundin resigns at Gladstone

GLADSTONE — Eric Lundin has resigned as girls varsity basketball coach at Gladstone High School. Lundin cited family time as his reason to step down after one season at the helm. “It’s strictly a family decision,” Lundin said. “At the end of the day I love coaching, but I love my ...

Rapid River set to launch new season

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River track teams are hoping for a little cooperation from Mother Nature as they plan to open their season today. “It will be nice to finally get an actual meet in after a month of practice,” said girls’ coach Greg Rubick. “ We chose not to go to the ...

Braves pull out close victories against North Central in DH

GLADSTONE — Pitching and defense ruled in a baseball doubleheader Monday as the Gladstone Braves edged the North Central Jets 1-0 and 2-1. Winning pitcher Jared Crow threw a three-hitter, struck out six and walked one in the opener. Dawson Bilski absorbed the loss despite tossing a ...

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Rapid River shortstop Erica Rubick tags out Negaunee’s Hailey Fezatt on a play at second base in Monday’s non-conference action.

Rockets sweep Negaunee

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Rockets dailed long distance for a pair of softball victories Monday, sweeping past the Negaunee Miners 12-1 and 8-5. Rapid River blasted seven home runs in the doubleheader, including four in the nightcap. Erica Rubick homered three times, including a two-run ...

Braves tie with Gwinn

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys’ tennis team tied visiting Gwinn 4-4 in action Monday. Gladstone won all four singles flights and Gwinn countered with four wins in the doubles flights. “It says exactly what I thought — Our doubles are struggling big time,” Gladstone coach Dan ...

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Mel Pearson is leaving Michigan Tech for the head coaching job at the University of Michigan.

Pearson returning to UM

ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan is replacing Red Berenson with a longtime assistant. The Wolverines hired Mel Pearson as their new hockey coach, bringing him back to Ann Arbor after six seasons as Michigan Tech’s coach. Before taking that job, Pearson was an assistant at Michigan from ...

Prep schedule

Today’s games Boys’ golf Manistique, North Central at Norway Invitational, 10 a.m. Track Carney-Nadeau, Mid Peninsula at Rapid River, 4 Marquette, Menominee at Escanaba, 4 Manistique at Iron Mount, 4:45 Softball Manistique at Iron Mountain (DH), 4 Negaunee at Escanaba (DH), ...

Braves rule softball tourney

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Braves ran their winning streak to five games Saturday after posting four softball victories in the Gerry Smith Memorial Tournament. Gladstone squeezed past Negaunee 3-2 in its opener, then romped past Marquette 14-1 in four innings and Norway 17-5 in five prior to ...

Gladstone gets split in Appleton

APPLETON, Wis. — The bats came alive for the Gladstone baseball team Saturday as the Braves split a doubleheader at Appleton North. Gladstone lost the first game 5-3 and bounced back to win the second game 13-8 for its first win over North in six previous contests. “They are a good ...

Rockets roll to three wins in Copper Country

HANCOCK — The Rapid River softball team took advantage of 67-degree weather, strong pitching and timely hitting to win three games Saturday at Hancock. The Rockets swept a doubleheader against Calumet 5-1 and 13-2 in six innings. They also routed Houghton 11-1 in five innings in a makeup ...

Eskymos drop 2 in Waupun

WAUPUN, Wis. — Playing shorthanded in Wisconsin, the Escanaba baseball team dropped two games Saturday in the Waupun High School Tournament. Esky fell to Jefferson 22-2 in five innings in Game 1 and lost to Lodi 10-0 in Game 2. The Eskymos were without all of their seniors and most of their ...

Big inning lifts BR-H past Eagles

STEPHENSON — A big sixth inning helped the Bark River-Harris baseball team to an 11-3 win Friday at Stephenson. The Broncos erupted for five runs in the sixth. Logan Heim had a two-run triple, Cole Ray belted an RBI double and Matt Richer added an RBI single in the sixth for the ...

Bruce, Bovin take first in race

ESCANABA — Adam Bruce settled into a pace early Saturday as he cruised to victory in the first Bay College Campus five-kilometer run. The Gladstone High School sophomore covered the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes, 52 seconds. He was followed by Giovani Matthews and Jake Strasler, both of ...

Duo wins Bot Trot

GLADSTONE — Chloe Charlebois of Gladstone and Brooke Lancour of Rapid River enjoyed each other’s company Sunday while taking the top two spots among women’s runners in the Sixth Annual Bot Trot five-kilometer event. Charlebois won in 29 minutes, 25 seconds, with Lancour clocked at 29:27 ...

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer delivers to the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Target Field in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/John Autey)

Call-ups help Tigers rout slumping Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have devised quite a system for getting production out of their emergency call-ups: get them to the ballpark as late as possible before throwing them into the lineup. “Sometimes that’s the best way to do it,” manager Brad Ausmus said. “Doesn’t ...

For the record

A 1B sports story on Saturday stated incorrectly the 2016-17 Gladstone boys’ basketball team (18-6) had the most wins since 1996-97. The Braves, under coach Dale Hongisto, also finished 18-6 during the 2009-10 season.

Prep schedule

Today’s games Boys’ golf Gladstone Invitational, 10 a.m. Boys’ and girls’ golf Mid Peninsula Invitational at Irish Oaks, 10:30 a.m. Softball Negaunee at RR (DH), 4 Manistique at Munising (DH), 4 Baseball NC at Gladstone (DH), 4:30 Tennis Gwinn at Gladstone, ...

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Bark River-Harris starting pitcher Sam Hall checks a runner at first base in Tuesday’s first game against North Central. All high school pitchers will have their pitches counted and monitored this season.

Tracking pitches

ESCANABA - What really counts this high school baseball season are pitches. Area coaches will be sorting out new pitching rules adopted by the Michigan High School Athletic Association, under a mandate from the National Federation of State High School Associations. Daily pitch counts will ...

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Gladstone coach Clayton Castor fires up the Braves during a timeout in the March district championship game at Escanaba. Castor has resigned from his duties after two years as varsity coach.

Castor resigns as cage coach

GLADSTONE - Clayton Castor, the 2017 U.P. Class ABC Coach of the Year in boys’ basketball, has resigned as head coach at Gladstone High School. Athletic Director Andy Jacques confirmed Castor’s resignation Friday and said the search for a replacement will get started. Castor led Gladstone ...